Help me navigate an appt with a new doc
July 17, 2014 7:47 PM Subscribe
I finally got health insurance after not having it for years. The problem is that it is my states crappy version of medicaid even though they won't admit it. It has already been a clusterfuck. Only 3 docs in my county accept this insurance. I have my first appt tomorrow and could use some advice on how to proceed.
posted by futz to Health & Fitness (19 answers total)
I need to convey to the doc (who is actually an intern at a local community center) how much pain I have been in and how it has negatively impacted my life. I know I need surgeries due to past history. I want MRI's. My previous surgeries are failing and I suffer from multiple dislocations in my feet, thumbs, shoulders and hips. But docs still want to classify me as having Fibro.
How can I make myself heard and also not come off as a pill seeker? I am going to completely lose my shit tomorrow if this doctor brushes me off! You would think that my surgical history would get their attention but it doesn't. I want to get back to being employed and productive. I feel so defeated. The feisty self-advocate in me is almost gone.
What I want from this doc is pain control and a plan of action. Can you guys help me with a game plan?